Carefully selected ingredients are what make great food. However, I believe it isn’t just about the ingredients; it’s about everything that creates a meal – from the tools used to prepare the ingredients to the homely pans where the food is cooked and the beautiful plates it is being served on. Kevin and I do
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As called for in our previous tikka masala curry recipe, this spice mix not only gives a personal touch to the dish but it also makes it very unique. For its symphony of flavours and aroma, tikka masala curry definitely beckons your own blend of spices. The mix can be made in advance and stored in air tight jars for a few months.
An easy homemade tikka masala spice mix for the popular tikka masala sauce or curry and dry rub for vegetable kebabs or baked tofu.
Savoury crepe recipe, made with aquafaba for an unctuous bite appeal. A touch of finely chopped scallions is quintessential to these delectable Mauritian crepes. Eggless crepes to be enjoyed with a smear of coriander (cilantro) chutney for an ultimate Mauritian experience. Cobbled together into the most unique fusion, ingredients from different cuisines weave themselves into
Tempeh is one of the most rewarding things to make at home. I can truly say this now after several years of regularly making it. The initial method that I used, which I blogged about in 2012, were the directions from the shop where I get the rhizopus mould or tempeh starter from. Over the
An affordable (if not free!) and simple process of making homemade coconut flour which is a natural byproduct of homemade coconut milk. Coconut flour is a gluten-free and grain-free flour that can be used in a number of baked goods and other coconut flour recipes. It’s a staple at the Lovlie Cocoon — coconut. Whether as
Tandoori masala is one that I liberally incorporate in a number of my recipes. Mostly used as a rub on vegetables and tofu, this warm intensely aromatic spice often find its way into my burger patties, stews, gravies and even salad dressings — I have yet to share these recipes with you. Tandoori masala is
Easy process on how to make homemade noodles from scratch. Homemade ramen noodles. These alkaline noodles are similar to the Mauritian yellow wheat flour Chinese noodles. Suitable to use as ramen noodles for soup, boiled with various toppings or in stir fried noodle dishes. With strong Chinese influences in the Mauritian cuisine come an amalgam of
Ranging from nuts, grains, seeds to beans, plant-based milk has now gone mainstream taking more than just a spin on the dairy-free market with quite a wide choice on offer. Without a doubt, these incredible advancements present a great convenience as more and more people are looking for non dairy alternatives. For practicality and to
Sometimes ginger or garlic can go moldy when kept for a few weeks even in the fridge. In order to preserve mine, I usually pre-mince them and keep them in the refrigerator ready to be used. As you might have seen in some of my previous recipe videos, I very often have my jar of
Fresh coconut meat brings so much appeal and a lot more fragrance and texture to many recipes. Although, it can be daunting enough a task to open a mature hard shell coconut to get the flesh out. During my last few years of staying at my parents house in Mauritius, I had the chance to
Have I ever mentioned that pineapple is my favourite fruit? I think there is nothing quite like this fruit. Well, every fruit is unique in that regard. However, pineapple is one fruit that I really enjoy eating in so many different ways — just plain raw being how I like it best. In Mauritius, they